Bumble bee
Posted 1 May 2020

Gardens

No mow May

Letting the flowers bloom on your lawn helps to provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects. So this month we're joining Plantlife's initiative 'No mow May'.

At Waddesdon, we have been reducing the areas we usually mow intensively in the formal garden so that wildflowers can take a foothold, and supply pollinators with a rich supply of nectar and pollen. We encourage you to take part too.

Even in a relatively short period, such as a month, wildflowers reappear and lawns transform into wildflower meadows. The increase in pollinators will also attract a diversity of birds and other wildlife.

In addition to the environmental benefit, just think of all the time and energy you’ll save by not mowing your lawn every week!

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